About Enchanted Backpack

To do a job right, you need the right tools. Yet, in too many of our schools, teachers are struggling to achieve the best results in classrooms that are under-resourced for students who often lack some of the basics that would make them feel proud, comfortable and ready to learn. 


As a result, far too many teachers are forced to dig into their own pockets to make up some of these shortages. 


The Lavin and Bernick families have searched for ways to improve this situation and we believe that one of those ways is a charitable effort we have created and are committed to called Enchanted Backpack. The mission of Enchanted Backpack is working with teachers and principals to stock classrooms with learning tools ranging from 25 core classroom supplies -- including pencils, crayons, paper, notebooks, binders -- to a large quantity of books, athletic equipment and a supply of clothing, such as socks, hats and gloves.


In an environment of constrained budgets, decaying physical facilities, and the huge need for additional resources, we are in danger of destroying hope and motivation and losing a generation of students critical to our future. We are also in danger of losing dedicated teachers. 


The need is acute. The benefits from improving our schools are obvious. The rewards from seeing the difference that incremental improvements can make are tremendous. 


We believe Enchanted Backpack can offer a significant step in the right direction. We hope you will join us. 

155 N. Wacker Drive

Suite 1680

Chicago, IL 60606


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